Abstract. VIASUS PEREZ, Diego F.; PINILLA, Análida E. and LOPEZ, Myriam C.. Immunology of the amebic liver abscess. Rev. salud pública [online]. , vol.6 . PDF | On Nov 1, , VICTOR DE LA MAZA and others published Absceso hepático amebiano, absceso pulmonar amebiano, absceso cerebral amebiano. Se presentan dos casos de absceso hepático amebiano con complicación torácica. Se comenta brevemente la patogenia, clínica, diagnóstico y tratamiento de.

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J Hepatol ; A case of a HBsAg carrier with simultaneous amebic liver abscess has been reported in an area of endemicity for amebiasis and on the background of hepatitis E infection Jain A, Kar P.

On admission, the temperature was 39ordm; C, his abdomen was tender in the right upper quadrant, with voluntary guarding but negative Murphy and Blumberg signs.

All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Service of Digestive Diseases. Thoracic complications of amebic abscess of the liver.

The case that we describe could be considered an autochthonous case of ALA, related to the increasing number of cases diagnosed in Spain. An early and accurate diagnosis avoids a higher morbi-mortality, as the treatment for ALA differs from that of the pyogenic abscess. Nevertheless, there are no pathognomonic findings for ALA 2. abscdso

Previous article Next article. Molecular genetic techniques and new experimental models have increased the knowledge on the pathogenesis of amebiasis. A second blood cultures were sterile. He denied respiratory symptoms or changes in bowel habit. Print Send to a friend Export reference Mendeley Statistics. SRJ is a prestige metric based on the idea that not amebiao citations are the same.

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Piperaciline-tazobactam was added, with resolution of fever and marked improvement in the patientacute;s condition. Thoracic complications in two cases of amebic abscess of the liver. SNIP measures contextual citation impact by wighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. HBs Ag carrier with simultaneous amebic liver absceso and acute hepatitis E.


Inmunología del absceso hepático amebiano

Abdominal ultrasonography and computed abbsceso showed a hypodense collection, 7,5 x 5 cm in diameter, in segment II of the left lobe of the liver, heterogeneous and with rim enhancement, protruding from the liver surface. Services on Demand Article. The ALA is uncommon in developed countries like Spain in the absence of an epidemiologic history of exposure, such as travelling to endemic countries, contacting with immigrants from regions of endemicity, or belonging to a risk groups.

Therefore, the submission of manuscripts written in either Spanish or English is welcome. This is probably what happened in our case, when the negative serology associated to the absence of epidemiologic risk factors misled to the diagnosis of pyogenic abscess, and subsequently, an early percutaneous drainage was performed. Amebuano radiological findings are those of a liver abscess and consist of a low density collection on CT or a hypoechogenic lesion on ultrasonography, hepagico posterior acustic shadowing and inner echos that mobilize with postural changes.

En Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. The risk of rupture is higher in left-lobe abscesses, due to the smaller size of this lobe and the lack of space for a growing mass 2.

It usually inhabits the colon, where it can cause an asymptomatic infection or it can become invasive and cause amebic colitis. Serum tests are usually very helpful in the diagnosis of the disease. Little, Brown and Company,pp. It has also been reported in imunosuppressed patients, HIV patients, patients on corticosteroids or suffering from chronic infections like tuberculosis or syphilis and patients who have undergone post-traumatic splenectomy.


A diagnosis of pyogenic abscess was initially entertained, due to the absence of epidemiologic risk factors and the negative serology for Entamoeba histolytica.

Diagnosis and management of amebiasis.

A sample of the aspirate was cultured. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Surgical treatment should be reserved for instances of rupture of the abscess or coinfection that is not solved with medical treatment 2, Are you a health professional able to prescribe or dispense drugs? Chest, 73pp. Subscribe to our Newsletter. The aim of the treatment is absveso treat invasive liver infection and eradicate colonic colonization.

The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two receding years. Other types of articles such as reviews, editorials, special articles, clinical reports, and letters to the Editor are also published in the Journal. Cellular immunity is important for hepatco control of infection and the development of protective immunity after an invasive infection.

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Gastroenterol Clin North Am ; Li E, Stanley SL. Most ALA respond to metronidazole therapy. Current concepts in parasitology: This item has received.

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin ; The patient was discharged with levofloxacin for six weeks and radiologic studies obtained one month after discontinuation of antibiotic, showed decrease in the size of the abscess. Enfermedades infecciosas de los pulmones. N Engl J Med,pp.

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